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Tiaras but few tantrums at NY’s Heavenly Bodies

New York — Think embroidered papal mantles inspiring a John Galliano masterpiece for Dior, Joan of Arc armor refashioned as sexualized corsetry by Jean Paul Gaultier or the monk habit re-styled as eveningwear by Valentino. There are plenty of tiaras, but few tantrums at New York’s hottest museum ticket this spring, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and […] The post Tiaras but few tantrums at NY’s Heavenly Bodies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 13th, 2018

TURNING POINT: Freedom of Spit: On a Perfect- Intelligent God and a Stupid God

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 2 July) – President Duterte’s concept of a perfect and intelligent God who created the cosmos and holds the heavenly bodies together is a concept  that doesn’t come from empty space but apparently originate from his exposure to the Bible and, perhaps, with the Quran’s account of creation, the two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

You May Have Overlooked This One Detail About the Met Gala 2018

Recently, the Costume Institute caused an uproar as they announced that the next year's theme will focus on Catholicism. Entitled "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," the fashion exhibit will feature pieces like a Chanel wedding gown inspired by a communion dress and a Valentino gowns inspired by paintings of monk's robes. They will also feature holy garments which will be separate from the designer pieces. That alone would create a debate among the liberal and conservative Catholics. However, another issue came to light regarding the designers featured. According toThe New York Times, majority of them were raised Catholic and Western descent. It will include b...Keep on reading: You May Have Overlooked This One Detail About the Met Gala 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017
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Rike doesn’t mind physicality in UAAP but not dirty plays

Troy Rike is never the one to shy away from physicality inside the basketball court. After all, the National University forward relished banging bodies with the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar in the Gilas program. What Rike, however, isn't a fan of are the extra curricular motions that are borderline illegal inside the court. The Wake Forest alum said going up against the big men of University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament introduced him to a brand of rough play that was too dangerous for his liking. "If you chest me I won't like it but I won't complain, but don't go after my knees because that's what I will use to make a l...Keep on reading: Rike doesn’t mind physicality in UAAP but not dirty plays.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Indonesia disinfects quake-hit Palu

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of Palu, where thousands of decomposing bodies are still buried beneath once-thriving neighborhoods. The magnitude 7.5 quake and a subsequent tsunami razed swathes of the city on Sulawesi island on September 28. More than 2100 bodies have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament finals on the same day as the championship game, equity issues are getting more attention as the World Cup looms. From Rapinoe's standpoint, that's symptomatic of the short shrift paid to the women's game by FIFA, soccer's governing body. "And that's not to say they (FIFA) don't do anything. They obviously do things for the women's game. But in the way that they truly care about the men's game, they don't truly care about the women's game," she said. The United States qualified for the World Cup on Sunday night with a victory over Jamaica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF women's championship tournament. The top three finishers earn spots in the World Cup, so the U.S. and Canada secured berths with semifinal victories. The two teams will play each other in the championship match Wednesday night. Rapinoe has always been one of the most vocal players on the team. She was among a chorus of voices that criticized FIFA in the run-up to the 2015 World Cup in Canada because the tournament was played on artificial turf, which was considered a slight to the women. So it's understandable the 33-year-old national team vet would call out FIFA for more recent issues. FIFA has been criticized for scheduling the Women's World Cup final on the same day as the men's Copa America final and the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. There have been calls for FIFA to use VAR, or Video Assistant Referees, at the tournament in France. VAR was used at the men's World Cup for the first time in Russia. Prize money has been an issue since 2015, when the U.S. women's team received $2 million for winning the World Cup, out of a pool of $15 million. By comparison, the prize pool for the men's World Cup in Russia was $400 million. FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman responded to some of the criticism last week when the organization released its first-ever global strategy for women's soccer. The wide-ranging policy seeks to grow the women's game overall — and one aim is to get more women involved in the decision-making processes at all levels. "We have to keep pushing," Bareman said. "Because it's proven that having more women in these decision-making bodies creates a more diverse decision-making process, and also a more robust and I would say — how do I put this diplomatically — a more honest and integral process as well." The strategy shows that FIFA is committed to the women's game, she said. As for VAR, a decision has not been announced. FIFA did not announce its intention to use VAR for the men's World Cup until just a few months before the tournament. Bareman also confirmed that World Cup prize money would be increased but did not reveal a figure. An announcement is expected later this month at the FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda. She said the prize structure would include "new elements that haven't existed before in the women's game" including money to help qualified teams prepare. Sports Illustrated reported last week that the prize pool would be doubled, to $30 million. Rapinoe wanted to know what metric was used in determining the amount — especially in light of the disparity with the men's. "I mean, I think that they're probably looking for pats on the back for the increase. They're not getting any from here. I mean, until they're really going to take meaningful steps to truly show that they're caring about the women's game in a sort of deeper way, I don't know. $15 million is nothing to them. ... If they wanted to just sort of arbitrarily do it, they could increase it by $100 million," she said. Rapinoe is not alone. Alex Morgan and Becky Sauerbrunn have also publicly addressed some of the controversies. Coach Jill Ellis first called for VAR at the Women's World Cup when she visited Russia for the men's tournament, and during qualifying she has questioned the scheduling decisions. The U.S. team is uniquely positioned to speak to contentious issues. The players fought for and received an improved collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer in 2017 that brings player compensation more in line with the men's team. And as the No. 1 team in the world, the players' voices carry weight. "I think they themselves are an incredible mouthpiece for our game, for the women's game. Not just because of their popularity, but also their investment. This is a group that wants the game to grow," Ellis said. "So I think them speaking their minds, honestly, and being open about how they feel about issues — as in bonuses for winning, dates of competition, VAR, all those things that you want to be on the same level and same platform as the men's game. And that's the expectation, and anything less that that is not acceptable.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A rescue team Sunday, October 14 began retrieving the bodies of 9 climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal's Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling. A helicopter dropped 4 mountain guides at the camp where the South Korean climbing expedition was staying when powerful winds and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Snowstorm kills 9 climbers on Nepal peak

KATHMANDU, Nepal – All 9 members of a South Korean climbing expedition were confirmed dead Saturday, October 13, after a violent snowstorm devastated their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to hit the Himalayan nation in recent years. The bodies of 8 climbers – 4 South ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Interpol saga hurts China’s bid to lead global bodies – analysts

BEIJING: Beijing’s international image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol, highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it seeks global goodwill in a trade spat with the United States, analysts said. The election of Meng Hongwei as head of Interpol in 2016 was a triumph for President [...] The post Interpol saga hurts China’s bid to lead global bodies – analysts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Patikul update:  Exhumation of slain 7 done; rights bodies await military response

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) — A forensics team from the Commission on Human Rights on Saturday exhumed the bodies of seven persons slain in Patikul, Sulu on September 14, in the presence of their families, to determine the cause and manner of death. The military had earlier said the seven were Abu Sayyaf […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

A brief history of the dead

They may not be as romantic as vampires, but zombies have been enjoying a rise in popularity in film and television in the past several years, thanks to television shows like The Walking Dead, Age of the Living Dead and Fear the Walking Dead and blockbuster movies like World War Z, Warm Bodies, Shaun of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

15 dead in Cebu drug raids, shootings

Ten persons were killed in anti-drug operations while the bodies of five alleged victims of summary execution were recovered in Metro Cebu in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

15 dead in Cebu drug raids, shootings

Ten persons were killed in anti-drug operations while the bodies of five alleged victims of summary execution were recovered in Metro Cebu in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Bodies of 5 men found along Cebu highway - INQUIRER.net

Bodies of 5 men found along Cebu highway - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Bodies buried in mass grave

Bodies buried in mass grave.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Bicam okays 105 days maternity leave

This is a very positive start of our #PinkOctober campaign that seeks to highlight women’s health The Bicameral Committee approved the Expanded Maternity Leave bill for women working in government and in private sectors on Monday. The combined congressional bodies agreed that the bicameral version of the bill will provide 105 days paid maternity leave […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Aren’t legislators public servants?

As of today there were 77 recovered bodies at the Barangay Tinaan, Naga landslide area and eight more missing since the disaster struck on Sept. 20......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Retrieval operations end at Itogon landslide site

BAGUIO, Philippines – After two weeks, retrieval operations for landslide victims ended in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet , late Sunday afternoon, September 30. All of the missing were accounted for on Sunday, after the retrieval of two more unidentified bodies at Portal 07 in Barangay Ucab. A total of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Indonesia tsunami toll expected to jump past 800

PALU, Indonesia --- Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines. The country's disaster agency said the death toll more than doubled to 832, and nearly all of those were from the hard-hit city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi. The regencies of Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong --- with a combined population of 1.2 million --- had yet to be fully assessed. "The death toll is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were still under the wreckage, while many have not been rea...Keep on reading: Indonesia tsunami toll expected to jump past 800.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Environmental Coalition and Volunteers Team Up in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

The International Coastal Cleanup 2018 has mobilized various companies and organizations in the shared advocacy of cleanup of bodies of water while fostering awareness on the global issue of marine debris. The Philippines first joined the international initiative in 1994, making it the first organized coastal cleanup in the country. Now, 23 years later, the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018